Holding to the Biblical
traditions of faith...

 

 

More About Plymouth 

Our Heritage and Our Meeting House

 

 


Plainfield Congregational Church circa 1865

 

Plymouth Church traces its beginnings back to 1834 when it was known as the Plainfield Congregational Church.  The meeting house was built in 1850.  Differing opinions ensued as to whether the church should leave its historic building to move to a new site on Route 59 and become associated with the United Church of Christ, or to stay at the present location.  "Charter Members" decided to stay at the original site, and on April 18, 1963, the official document declaring Plymouth Congregational Church as a legal entity was signed.
The first worship service was held at the American Legion building on May 12, 1963.  By January 26, 1964, the new congregation formally purchased the historic site, and on March 8, 1964, worship services were again being held in the meeting house.


Plymouth Congregational Church circa 1964

In 2001, construction on a west side addition was begun, and the new space was dedicated on August 18, 2002.  (Photo above shows several Charter Members, along with Pastor Curtis, breaking ground for the new addition.)  Much care was taken to preserve the historical integrity of the building, as is evidenced in the almost exact replication of the east side of the building, and the preservation of the original outside west wall, which has now become our interior "Heritage Wall."

In a special ceremony on September 25, 2005, the Will County Chapter of the D. A. R. (Daughters of the American Revolution), presented Plymouth Church with a plaque which recognized our meeting house as being one of the oldest buildings in Will County, Illinois which has been in continual use for which it was built.